Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

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Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
4.5
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
About
The best views of Cape Town are seen from the top of Table Mountain. The Cableway takes you to the summit in under 5 minutes and the cable car's rotating floor ensure that all visitors get a 360 degree aerial view of the city. The 65-passenger cable car runs from Tafelberg Road to the top of Table Mountain. To date the Cableway has transported more than 28 million visitors to the summit. A million visitors from all over the world use the Cableway annually.
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1-2 hours
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4.5
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raos1234
Nottinghamshire, UK55 contributions
Feb 2020
Lovely natural feature but closes due to adverse weather which as a consequence means when the cable car is running they cars and immediate top of the mountain are rammed making it not so pleasant nice cafe and shop but couldn’t go far due to disability and there seemed to be few viewing spots for wheelchairs or persons with limited. Mobility. Not a cheap attraction be prepared to queue for hours or go before it opens and catch the early bird.
Written February 29, 2020
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Written March 3, 2020
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MoxTravels
Naples, FL23 contributions
Jan 2020
The cableway is frequently closed due to high winds but when it is open Table Mountain is spectacular. The trip up provides an ever changing panorama (the floor revolves) and it is definitely worth spending a couple of hours at the top for those magnificent views.
I suggest you check the web site before going there to make sure they are open and then get there early (or late) to avoid the crowds. You can buy tickets in advance and they are refundable for 7 days if the site is closed -- but I would recommend just getting there when the crowds are sparser and buying them on site.
It's easy to get a taxi right to the bottom and there are plenty of taxi's waiting when you are ready to leave.
This is a definite "must see" when you are in Cape Town.
Written February 2, 2020
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Mr_MJO
Johannesburg, South Africa234 contributions
Dec 2021
No trip to Cape Town is complete without a trip up Table Mountain with the Cable car. As first time visitors we were blown away with the world class service and facilities.
We used the City Sightseeing / Red Bus to get to the venue so save the parking worries. Upon arrival we were met by friendly staff who guided us to the waiting area. Due to the travel bans, there was no tourists which meant no queues.
The ride up was amazing, with views to die for. Time spent on top of Table Mountain is never enough... the benches are spaces are clean and well kept.
There is a great restaurant, though we found the bottled water to be quite expensive, and there is also the most wonderful curio shop up there.
Written January 21, 2022
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Hello Mr_MJO, thank you for such kind words. We are very pleased that you had an amazing experience with us. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway team
Written March 18, 2022
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Martin
Hilton, South Africa13 contributions
Jan 2022
I took the family to Table mountain on the 2nd Jan 22 for a trip up the mountain, Covid protocols were all adhered to on the ground and entering the facility and cars etc. When entering the car I asked the Car attendant how many were allowed to travel in the car at any one time, the answer given by a nice young lady was 35. On departure the car attendant, now a being a gentleman, waited for the car to fill up, I questioned the attendant as to how many were allowed in the car and was informed up to 50, I did a quick head count and counted 52 plus attendant and there were a handful of kids that i had not counted. Max capacity is 65, their website claims 25 per trip. when i questioned the attendant again he promptly reversed the situation by trying to make a fool out of me and claiming that my mask was not covering my face properly, embarrassing me in front of the entire car. We pay good money for these trips, the cable car website states their protocol, which they should be adhering to. Further more as a concerned customer that is adhering to protocols and trying my best to make sure that my family and others are safe, I don't appreciate being made to look stupid and be embarrassed by the car attendant, when he is trying to cover up for his wrong doing.
Table mountain management, you should be ashamed of your so called trained staff.
Written January 4, 2022
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Dear MartinMaltby, we are incredibly sorry about your experience with us. The safety of our visitors is at the forefront of our business, and we take that quiet seriously. We thank you for bringing this to our attention and we will take the necessary steps to ensure that this does not happen again. We hope that you will be visiting us again soon. Thank you, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway team
Written March 18, 2022
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Malankga M
Johannesburg, South Africa36 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
2nd time visiting, when to other side beyond the mountain Cafe we didn't get to see the the first time, parking is a nightmare although having your own car is convenient, I recommend the red bus or ubee/bolt. Queues were not bad we had morning entry tickets bought online, there was a queue for the actual tickets, so I recommend online purchasing. Food at mountain cafe is average with super high prices.
Written January 8, 2022
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Hi MalankgaM, we are happy that regardless of some challenges you still had a great experience with us. We value your recommendation and we will take it into consideration. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway team
Written March 18, 2022
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DRIVER2580
Harrogate, UK172 contributions
Feb 2020
Everyone will tell you it is 'the must do' in Cape Town, and the views are amazing when you get up. We went up on the open top bus in an afternoon and it was relatively quiet, and used the bus to get back taking in the rest of the route. We waited for around 20/30 mins to get up and a little longer to get down, but I'm sure it can be a lot worse. We purchased tickets online in advance at both the morning and afternoon rates to give us flexibility to go up depending on the weather conditions. We tried to get the refund online for the unused tickets but struggled with the system and gave up, but in real terms it wasn't a big loss.
Written March 5, 2020
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Written March 6, 2020
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JohnnyandAnnie
23 contributions
Jan 2020
After being in Cape Town for just over a week we were very lucky to get a clear, sunny and windless day to ride the Cableway to the top of Table Mountain. We arrived early at 8.05am and there were already queues for both non ticket visitors and for those who had booked tickets online. However, the queues moved quite quickly and from joining the queue to getting off at the top of the Cableway it took less than an hour. We took the longer, Klipspringer walk around the mountain top and the views were outstanding. The walk said 45 minutes but we took just over an hour as we stopped often to look at the views and take photos. The walk was quite easy but the ground was uneven in places so a good pair of shoes is definitely a help. The coffee shop was very good and the toilet facilities were clean. Our advice would be that if you intend to visit Table Mountain while in Cape Town then if you see a break in the weather, just go. If you delay you may end up disappointed as the Cableway closes often due to high winds or poor visibility. We had a great mornings entertainment and it is certainly a trip worth making.
Written January 26, 2020
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Bruce L
Phoenix, AZ28 contributions
Feb 2020
Taking the Cableway to the top of Table Mountain is not something for people who have vertigo but it is definitely worth it for the view. Depending on the time of year and weather, there can be a fairly long line and the wait time can exceed one hour in each direction. Be sure to buy tickets on line in advance to avoid standing in two lines (one to buy tickets and one to board the Cable Car.)
Written February 27, 2020
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Written February 28, 2020
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Rhodeswelltravelled
Pretoria, South Africa18 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
On a busy Friday morning at 7am, (Federer /Nadal tennis match weekend) I prebooked our ticket onto the hop on hop off red bus route. We still needed to get our paper tickets at the bus stop so I am not sure that we actually saved any time. The combo deal for the bus and cable car was already sold out, that’s how busy a weekend this was. We got to the bus stop ( there are 30 throughout the city) by 8:40 ish. Go early! We got off the bus and bought our cable car tickets on the mountain! We were up on the mountain not long after 9am. We waited maybe 20 minutes to get to the top. The cable car is amazingly smooth ride ( wasn’t an overly windy day) and the rotating floor allows everyone to get a bit of time at the best view point! A cable car can take up 60 people at a time! The views were amazing! You can take as long or as little time as you like. A round trip took two of us an hour! Waited all to two minutes for the next hop on bus! What a great way to get to the top.
Written February 11, 2020
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David R
London, UK807 contributions
Jan 2020
With queues of 2 hours on arrival at the base of Table mountain you sort of feel oh well it’s a must do so we will wait. Great to have help though from our guide Bruce who kindly kept our place in the queue whilst we walked a little to keep our legs moving. It was also very hot , close to 30degrees.
When finally after about 1.5 hours we got onto the cable car all seemed great. The trip on top was amazing and we took lots of amazing photos and saw stunning views. Also our guide showed us the local flora and had a great knowledge of the plants etc and the history of the mountain. He also had facts about how many people have actually used the cable cars since they were installed.
When it was time to return we got a shock as the queues were over 3 hours to get down and on top of that as we neared the 100yards area where there was elements of shade we were informed that the cable cars doors had jammed. Wow in over 30degrees waiting in this heat
was tough. However our guide again helped out. But with so many visitors both cafe areas were so full and huge queues ensued there also it was over 30mins to get an ice cream. The facilities on top do not match the quantities of visitors or anywhere near. Cable car also cannot cope, it takes 65 people at a time so it’s not rocket science to work out how long queues of 100’s of people are going to take to get down again. Eventually after over 3.5 hours we headed down leaving behind a huge queue which our guide said he had never seen before. I hate to think how long they all took to descend. All over trip was fantastic but they do need to improve facilities on top and improve cable cars ( add another 2 cars).
Written January 6, 2020
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Thank you for your review. We are in our peak season and welcoming a higher volume of visitors which means longer queues. On the day of your visit, we did have an issue with the cable car door which was fixed as quickly as possible. We got everyone down as quickly as we could,
Written January 7, 2020
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